The Wise Unknown

The Wise Unknown

Some of the country’s most revered actors, activists, authors, and spiritual guides introduce listeners to the “wisest person no one has ever heard of” who they credit with being critical to their success in life. Host Courtney E. Martin–think Krista Tippett meets Studs Terkel–then elicits the life lessons, palpable delights, and funny stories of these refreshingly unrefined, unknown gurus.

Episodes

November 30, 2023 45 mins

Courtney and Golda talk about how the series was created, look back at some memorable moments from our guests, and hear from listeners. Plus, stay tuned for how you can get your hands on the Wise Unknown poster.

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Larger-than-life bestselling novelist Isabel introduces Courtney to a remarkably understated photographer and very patient daughter-in-law, Lori.

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November 16, 2023 34 mins

Renaissance woman Rosario introduces Courtney to her multi-hyphenate, straight-talkin’ bestie.

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November 9, 2023 39 mins

Ashley introduces Courtney to the man who helped her find her courage as she blew open the Harvey Weinstein case.

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November 2, 2023 43 mins

MacArthur genius and labor organizer Ai-jen introduces Courtney to under-the-radar Civil Rights hero, Joyce Johnson.

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October 26, 2023 40 mins

Beloved work guru Adam Grant introduces Courtney to the graduate instructor that changed everything for him.

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October 19, 2023 37 mins

Courtney talks to chef Samin Nosrat, who unabashedly pursued the limelight, and her often prophetic bestie, journalist Twilight Greenaway, who has consistently shied away from it.

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October 12, 2023 38 mins

W. Kamau Bell introduces Courtney to Dwayne Kennedy, a favorite comedian of people like Marc Maron and Chris Rock - so why hasn’t Dwayne ever “made it big?”

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October 5, 2023 2 mins

Some of the country’s favorite actors, activists, and authors introduce listeners to the “wisest person no one has ever heard of” who they credit with being critical to their success in life. Host Courtney E. Martin–think Krista Tippett meets Studs Terkel–then elicits the life lessons, palpable delights, and funny stories of these refreshingly unrefined, ‘wise unknowns’.

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